Mayweed

Anthemis cotula

Mather, Dog- Or Hog's-Fennel, Dog-Finkle, Dog-Daisy, Pig-Sty-Daisy, Chigger-Weed, Foetid Chamomile, Mayweed Chamomile

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Mayweed is an annual glandular plant, with upright, branching stems each topped by a single large flower head. The plant has a harsh taste and an acrid smell. Its height ranges from 28-56 cm. The leaves of the plant grow straight from the stem and sometimes have very fine soft hairs on the upper surface, though the plant is mostly hairless.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

The flowers must not be gathered when wet, or they will blacken during drying.

Propagation

Seed

Sowing time - Autumn.

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Natural climate

Temperate, Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible

Stems

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

White, Yellow

Scent

Strong
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